Saturday, March 29, 2014

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March 29, 3:00pm

BEFORE SUNSET
Dir. Richard Linklater (USA: 2004), 80 min.

This romantic drama is the sequel to the film Before Sunrise and looks at the relationship of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy.)  They are reunited for the first time in 9 years at a book store where Jesse is doing a reading of his bestselling novel This Time.  After the reading Jesse has a flight back to America so the pair only has a few hours to spend together.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Changes at the Gallery

Almost ten years ago the gallery had one of those interns that you hope for. Natalie Spagnol came to us through York University and immediately made an indelible impression - she was nice, smart, hardworking and fun to work with.

Soon a job posting came available and we were delighted that she considered joining us full-time. Being somewhat selfish, I had been thinking that I needed my own assistant and so I re-wrote the gallery's various job descriptions in order to make sure I grabbed Natalie for myself.

To say that Natalie has served the gallery with distinction would be an understatement. Natalie's devotion to her roles at the gallery saw her move from assistant, to manager, and finally to Director of Operations. Under her leadership the gallery was able to keep ahead of the hectic pace we work in and her abilities ensured that we could manage the growth we were experiencing.

As the gallery's longest standing employee it is hard for me to imagine the gallery without her, but I knew a small operation such as ours could only keep her for so long. Looking at her future, she felt it was time to move into another industry entirely and has accepted an interesting job at CIBC. I am quite sad to see her moving on, but I am excited for her future, which is a bright one.

Over the past weeks we have been preparing for her departure and have taken Natalie's advice in hiring Allison Hitchcock to serve as Gallery Manager. Allison has been working closely with Natalie for the past couple of years, with a gap while she explored Australia, and has been Natalie's favourite assistant. This allows us a smooth transition that enables me to reward great work.

I know everyone joins me in thanking Natalie, whose memory we will hold warmly in our hearts.

Best regards,
Stephen

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 29, 3:00pm

BEFORE SUNSET
Dir. Richard Linklater (USA: 2004), 80 min.

This romantic drama is the sequel to the film Before Sunrise and looks at the relationship of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy.)  They are reunited for the first time in 9 years at a book store where Jesse is doing a reading of his bestselling novel This Time.  After the reading Jesse has a flight back to America so the pair only has a few hours to spend together.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Next Exhibition - Scott Conarroe: China

The gallery is pleased to present “China,” our third solo exhibition of work by Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe.

SCOTT CONARROE
China

Exhibition Dates: April 5 – May 3, 2014
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 3, 2-5pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 3, 1pm; RSVP as seating is limited.

Conarroe (b. Edmonton, AB, 1974) first visited Beijing in the wake of the 2008 Summer Olympics. He returned to China briefly the following year and in 2012 he began photographing that nation against the backdrop of a railway expansion that rivals America's Interstates in both scope and intent. With imagery from this ongoing study, some earlier impressions, and a surprising new strain of street work, “China” describes a vast historical moment shot through with human-scale dramas.
Clockwise from upper left: A Diner, Haikou Hainan, 2012; Picker, Beijing, 2012; X Bandaid, Liuzhou Guangxi, 2012; Thumb Wrap, Beijing, 2012

Conarroe has ranged some twenty provinces by rail. He is 6' tall, blue-eyed and in no danger of blending in. Over thousands of shoulder-to-shoulder and knee-to-knee kilometres he has learned to make primitive small talk and recede from focus. His view is certainly an outsider's, but even the landscapes in this exhibition contain instances of unguardedness; village men idling at billiards, people bent in picturesque labour and someone's small garden arranged around a drip-filled bucket. Closer in, his tableaux of proletariat ennui, a prosperous couple fighting and women laughing like girls read as stills from a well-produced cinematic feature. The West has been exposed to many iterations of China in recent years: grandiose, tragic, inspiring, infuriating, backwards and futuristic. Each reflects degrees of truth and each leaves something to be desired. Conarroe's China considers the casual yenning of people who live between those extremes.

Village Pool, Beigao Beijing, 2008
Conarroe has a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  He has been an artist-in-residence at Light Work (US), Villa Sträuli (CH), the FLACC (BE) and a Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artist in the arctic.  He has been awarded numerous prizes, including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the 2011 Duke and Duchess of York Prize for Photography, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.   Conarroe’s work was included in Canada's pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo and in “Landmark: The Fields of Photography” at Somerset House, London.  Last year he was featured at the inaugural Reflexiva Muestra Fotografía de Vila-Real and “Scott Conarroe: By Rail” concluded its five year tour at the University of Western Ontario's McIntosh Gallery.  Conarroe’s upcoming monograph, By Rail and By Sea, will be published by Black Dog Publishing.  He currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and he lives between Vancouver and Zurich.

Scott Conarroe is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, Sony Canada, and TIME for supporting his work in China.






Note: The price list will be made public on April 5th.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

April 5
ZHOU YU’S TRAIN
Dir. Zhou Sun (CHINA: 2002), 97 min.

April 12
DRIFTERS
Dir. Xiaoshuai Wang (CHINA: 2003), 121 min.

April 19
RIDING ALONE FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES
Dir. Yimou Zhang (CHINA: 2005), 107 min.

April 26
STILL LIFE
Dir. Zhangke Jia (CHINA: 2006), 111 min.

May 3
A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP
Dir. Yimou Zhang (CHINA: 2010), 95 min.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 22

AMÉLIE
Dir Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France: 2001), 122 min.


Amélie follows the story of a young girl whose childhood struggles cause her to develop a vivid imagination that forms a fantastical world of beauty and love. Working as a waitress in Paris, she discovers the joy of helping others and devotes her life to the people around her. Amélie gradually breaks out of her shy shell and finds the love and beauty she is looking for.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson in The Grid

You can find a write up about Johnson's series Wonderlust, currently on display at the gallery until March 29th, on page 19 of this weeks issue of The Grid.  

To read full article: www.thegridto.com/city/sexuality/why-this-defaced-photo-is-sexier-than-your-nude-selfie

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gallery Artist Joseph Hartman in The Hamilton Spectator


"Hamilton photographer Joseph Hartman turns his lens on the city"

"Highway 69 helped Joseph Hartman make a difficult decision.

He was travelling the stretch of road on his way to Sudbury's Northern Ontario School of Medicine (where he'd been accepted after two years applying to med schools) when he realized something..." - Amy Kenny, The Hamilton Spectator

To read full article: www.thespec.com/whatson-story/4415514-hamilton-photographer-joseph-hartman-turns-his-lens-on-the-city/

Joseph Hartman Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=131

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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March 22

AMÉLIE
Dir Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France: 2001), 122 min.


Amélie follows the story of a young girl whose childhood struggles cause her to develop a vivid imagination that forms a fantastical world of beauty and love. Working as a waitress in Paris, she discovers the joy of helping others and devotes her life to the people around her. Amélie gradually breaks out of her shy shell and finds the love and beauty she is looking for.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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March 15, 3:00PM

THE PIANO


Dir. Jane Campion (AUSTRALIA: 1993), 121 min.

Set in mid-19th century New Zealand this film is about Ada McGrath and her daughter Flora who have moved because Ada’s father sold her into marriage to Alistair Stewart. Ada has not spoken a word since she was 6 years old but she expresses herself through her piano playing and by her daughter interpreting her sign language. When Alistar makes a deal to give the piano away Ada must find away to continue playing her beloved instrument.

This film was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won 3 for the categories of Best Actress in a Leading Role (Holly Hunter), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anna Paquin) and Best Original Screenplay (Jane Campion.)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gallery Artist George S. Zimbel in Group Exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 Zimbel is included in the exhibition Made for Magazines: Iconic 20th-Century Photographs which is on display at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston until May 4, 2014. 

For more information: www.mfah.org/exhibitions/made-magazines-iconic-20th-century-photographs/

George S. Zimbel Artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=2

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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March 15, 3:00pm

THE PIANO

Dir. Jane Campion (AUSTRALIA: 1993), 121 min.

Set in mid-19th century New Zealand this film is about Ada McGrath and her daughter Flora who have moved because Ada’s father sold her into marriage to Alistair Stewart.  Ada has not spoken a word since she was 6 years old but she expresses herself through her piano playing and by her daughter interpreting her sign language.  When Alistar makes a deal to give the piano away Ada must find away to continue playing her beloved instrument. 

This film was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won 3 for the categories of Best Actress in a Leading Role (Holly Hunter), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anna Paquin) and Best Original Screenplay (Jane Campion.)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

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March 8, 3:00PM

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

Dir. Alfonso Arau (Mexico: 1992), 105 min.

Based on the bestselling novel by Laura Esquival, Like Water for Chocolate is a love story set in Mexico.  When Tita, the youngest of three girls, is banned from marrying her love Pedro he marries her sister to be closer to her.  When Tita is forced to make a wedding cake for the couples she discovers she can do magical things with her cooking.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson's "Wonderlust" on Feature Shoot

 We are pleased to announce that Sarah Anne Johnson's current exhibition "Wonderlust" has been featured on Feature Shoot.

Please visit: http://www.featureshoot.com/2014/03/sarah-anne-johnson/#!yTyLn

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson Interview on ARTORONTO.CA



"Interview with Sarah Anne Johnson by Leanne Simaan"

"L.S.: What inspired you to depart from previous subject matter, such as ecological conflict in Arctic Wonderland, or family history in House on Fire, and venture into the realm of sexually explicit subject matter?

S.J.: When I have expressed all I know on a certain topic, I need a break from it. Otherwise I will keep repeating the same ideas. Then I can come back to it later when I am inspired again.
Most of the topic’s I have covered over the years I will probably return too." ... - Leanne Simaan, ARTORONTO.CA

To read entire interview: www.artoronto.ca/?p=23053

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA


March 8, 3:00PM

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

Dir. Alfonso Arau (Mexico: 1992), 105 min.

Based on the bestselling novel by Laura Esquival, Like Water for Chocolate is a love story set in Mexico.  When Tita, the youngest of three girls, is banned from marrying her love Pedro he marries her sister to be closer to her.  When Tita is forced to make a wedding cake for the couples she discovers she can do magical things with her cooking.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

REMINDER! SNAP AUCTION THIS THURSDAY!


Don't miss Toronto's most exciting auction of contemporary photography taking place March 6th, 2014 at SNAP! Factory @ Andrew Richard Designs. Get your tickets today!

Funds raised at SNAP! help support vital AIDS Committee of Toronto programs and services. From 2012 to 2013, over 16,000 service users visited ACT for support, information, employment training and social interaction.

Go Even Further:
Consider our Adopt-A-Lot program! The Adopt-A-Lot program is a perfect opportunity to be associated with an exceptional piece of art while supporting ACT's important programs and services. 

By adopting-a-lot, you agree to sponsor a piece of art at the live auction through a matching donation. The piece will be auctioned to the highest bidder at the SNAP! Gala event, and you can be proud that you have helped us double the value of the work with your sponsorship. These much needed funds help us support those living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information: http://snap-toronto.com/gala-night/

Monday, March 3, 2014

Opening Night - The AIPAD Photography Show New York

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers invites you to preview The AIPAD Photography Show New York at the AIPAD Opening Night Gala to benefit Her Justice.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
from 5pm to 9pm

The AIPAD Photography Show New York
Park Avenue Armory • Park Avenue at 67th Street

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. • $250
Includes Gala entry for one person, one run-of-Show pass, and one copy of the AIPAD catalogue

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. • $100
Includes Gala entry for one person and one single-day Show pass

Please purchase your tickets online at gala.aipad.com

More information online at aipad.com



Saturday, March 1, 2014

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March 1, 3:00pm

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Dir Elia Kazan (USA: 1951), 122 min.

A film adaptation of the 1947 play of the same name, A Streetcar Named Desire is a romantic drama about Blanche DuBois, a neurotic women seeking someplace in the world to call her own.  The film is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the years following the Second World War.  It was the first film to win three out of four acting categories at the Academy Awards, including best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.